Orange's Surf & Pay Router
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It also allows individuals to share the costs of broadband Internet access with their neighbours, using a payment interface that is both flexible and secure. Up to 20 people can be connected to the service, and each of them will pay according to the time and volume consumed. The service is already availbale in Uganda and will soon be launched in Kenya; outside Africa, it is also availbale to Orange customers in Armenia.

Commenting after receiving the award, Marc Rennard, Executive Vice President responsible for Africa, the Middle East and Asia at Orange said: “We believe that by developing products and services that provide widespread access to the Internet and by offering solutions that are specifically designed for small and medium-sized companies, we can contribute to the economic and social development of Africa and the Middle East. This award praises the quality of the work accomplished by our teams in designing innovative services adapted to the African continent.”

AfricaCom is the largest communications conference and exhibition in the continent gathering together 5,000+ telecoms decision-makers. The two-day event that attracted more than 250 exhibitors ended yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa.

Report by Africa Press Organization (APO)